IMCA welcomes new board member

by Tom Russell in Vessels 02/07/2019 IMCA

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Andy Seymour to its Governing Board. Mark Heine, CEO, Fugro, who has been a member of the IMCA Board since March 2017, has now stepped down.

Mr Seymour is the Global Director Operational Excellence at Fugro NV, based in The Netherlands. He has a technical background coupled with financial, commercial and management experience. Mr Seymour started his career at Fugro as a field surveyor, progressing to shore-based management positions, including country manager and regional director. In 2018, he moved into a corporate role as deputy division director and in 2019 was appointed into his current roles as Global Director Operational Excellence. He holds a first-class honours degree in Civil Engineering.

Fugro has been a supporter of IMCA for many years. Mr Seymour has been associated with IMCA for almost 10 years. He has been involved with the South America Regional Committee since its inception, and has previously held the position of Chairman. He has also been a member of the Operations Committee.

Andy Seymour commented: “After having been involved with IMCA for many years, it is exciting to have the opportunity to contribute to the Governing Board. IMCA members have been through some very tough times in recent years and it is an honour to participate at this level as we all find our feet again”

Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive, stated: “Mark has made a tremendous contribution to IMCA in the last two years and we thank him for his dedication and wise counsel. We welcome Andy Seymour to the Board and look forward to his participation, challenge and leadership as we move forward."

IMCA represents offshore marine contractors and the associated supply chain with members from over 60 countries. It publishes a technical library of guidance documents on operational good practice, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its operates across four main divisions covering Offshore Diving, Marine, Remote Systems & ROVs, and Offshore Surveying.

These are supported by a committee structure focused on: health, safety, security and the environment; competence and training; lifting and rigging; marine policy and regulatory affairs; and contracts and insurance. The association’s global coverage is organised into five geographic regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India, North America, and South America.

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